Tuxford Africa - Our Story
1975 – Beginning of Tuxford Export Trade
1975 – Beginning of Tuxford export trade – Dad pulled an engine out of an old crane he was scrapping, and placed an ad in ‘Resale Weekly’ publication over time he received a letter from Hong Kong wishing to purchase the engine. The sale took 3 months to complete due to passage of mail in those days.
1987 – Words of wisdom & a loan
1987 – Richard Tuxford got itchy feet and want to go on his own. So with some cherished words of wisdom from my Father and £5,000 loan from his mother, Richard ventured out into the business world on his own and RC Tuxford Exports (Tuxford’s) began operations. To this day, Richard still owes his Mum £5,000.
2011 – Truckmasters Global Truck Recyclers
2011 – Truckmasters Global Truck Recylers was formed by mother and son. Charmaine had been in the heavy transport industry for over 30 years, and Byron has worked in the industry all his life. Truckmasters 1st premises was a single shed in Tongaat, KZN, South Africa selling truck spares and the repair and recondition of gearboxes and diffs.
2015 – Obtained IS0 1401 Accreditation & end of life licence
2017 – Tuxfords established a branch In Tanzania
The Tuxford Group strategically established a new Branch in Dar es Salaam, to service not only Tanzania, but several countries bordering Tanzania